a very popular US science fiction television programme of the 1960s about the adventures of a group of people travelling through space in the Starship Enterprise. The characters include Captain Kirk, Scotty, and Mr Spock. There are several well-known phrases from the programme, such as 'Space - the final frontier', 'to boldly go where no man has gone before', and ' beam me up, Scotty '. There have been several new programmes based on the original idea, including Star Trek - The Next Generation, Star Trek - Deep Space Nine, Star Trek - Voyager, and Enterprise. There have also been several successful films based on the Star Trek stories.